Scribe Video Center

Scribe Video Center Scribe provides training in all aspects of film, video and audio production. Scribe Video Center was founded in 1982 as a place where emerging and experienced media artists could gain access to the tools and knowledge of video making and work together in a supportive environment.

We also offer classes in computer-based interactive media to individuals and community organizations as well. We give emerging and mid-level video makers the skills and opportunity to use video and film as tools for self-expression and for representing and supporting their communities. In the two decades since its inception, Scribe has established eight ongoing programs designed to meet the needs

We also offer classes in computer-based interactive media to individuals and community organizations as well. We give emerging and mid-level video makers the skills and opportunity to use video and film as tools for self-expression and for representing and supporting their communities. In the two decades since its inception, Scribe has established eight ongoing programs designed to meet the needs

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Work with your community to tell the story of your neighborhood!A community oral history project inviting members of the...
12/30/2021

Work with your community to tell the story of your neighborhood!

A community oral history project inviting members of the Philadelphia region's many regions to document the places that hold neighborhood memories. Precious Places teaches video production for free to participating groups, fostering projects authored by those who intimately know the featured neighborhoods.

DEADLINE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7th, 11:59PM

Work with your community to tell the story of your neighborhood!

A community oral history project inviting members of the Philadelphia region's many regions to document the places that hold neighborhood memories. Precious Places teaches video production for free to participating groups, fostering projects authored by those who intimately know the featured neighborhoods.

DEADLINE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7th, 11:59PM

Support the future of community media! For those who are able, please consider helping us reach our fundraising goal by ...
12/28/2021

Support the future of community media!
For those who are able, please consider helping us reach our fundraising goal by December 31st, 2021.
To donate please visit our webpage at: http://ow.ly/vM9u50HjClF

Support the future of community media!
For those who are able, please consider helping us reach our fundraising goal by December 31st, 2021.
To donate please visit our webpage at: http://ow.ly/vM9u50HjClF

12/23/2021

Applications are now open for @chickeneggpics' #ProjectHatched, for woman and gender nonconforming US-based filmmakers with recently completed documentary films + plans to launch an impact campaign. Grantees receive special mentorship + $30k toward their project.

Deadline: January 17
📝Learn more + apply at: bit.ly/applyphatched

12/13/2021

It's still our Annual Appeal! If you are able please consider donating to Scribe to help with our donation goal of $39,000 by December 31st! Support the future of community media with a donation!! Donate at https://scribe.org/events/scribe-annual-appeal.

12/12/2021

Here's a sneak peak of Storyville: Animation! A trailer for Testimony: 52nd St. and the Invisible Violence of UPenn by Amelia Michelle Carter. Register with the link in our bio!



#screening #virtualscreening #philadelphiascreening #animation #communitymedia #scribevideocenter #UPENN

A Special Topic Workshop coming up!! In this course, Rashid Zakat, video artist and filmmaker, will share various techni...
12/09/2021

A Special Topic Workshop coming up!! In this course, Rashid Zakat, video artist and filmmaker, will share various techniques on pushing the practice of DJ’ing into the visual realm. Participants will use a range of editing programs to create haptic audio visual content, and be introduced to non-linear editing styles for the purpose of creating their own video remixes. Experience in DJing is not required, beginner experience with editing programs such as Premiere Pro is suggested.

Register at: https://www.scribe.org/events/experimental-practice-intro-video-dj%E2%80%99ing

A Special Topic Workshop coming up!! In this course, Rashid Zakat, video artist and filmmaker, will share various techniques on pushing the practice of DJ’ing into the visual realm. Participants will use a range of editing programs to create haptic audio visual content, and be introduced to non-linear editing styles for the purpose of creating their own video remixes. Experience in DJing is not required, beginner experience with editing programs such as Premiere Pro is suggested.

Register at: https://www.scribe.org/events/experimental-practice-intro-video-dj%E2%80%99ing

Join us for Storyville: Animation on December 16th! Each film in this storyville has utilized animation as a means to te...
12/06/2021

Join us for Storyville: Animation on December 16th! Each film in this storyville has utilized animation as a means to tell impactful and powerful storytelling. Register at:https://www.scribe.org/events/storyville-animation-0

Nuevo Rico by Kristian Mercado Figueroa
(USA, 2021, 16 min)
The animated psychedelic short tells the story of a brother and sister who are launched into reggaeton stardom, but the journey isn’t all glitz and glam. The pair have to navigate their new lives together as superstars in the music industry and try not to get torn apart as a cause.

Q&A will include Nuevo Rico’s Philadelphia-based sound designer Josh Madoff and creative director Raymo Ventura.

Testimony: 52nd St. and the Invisible Violence of UPenn by Amelia Michelle Carter
(USA and India, 2021, 9 min)
UPenn employee Amelia tells the story of her experience during the May 31, 2020, police attack on 52nd St. After she finds out that university police participated in the crackdown, she reflects on the white supremacist conditioning that leads to complicity in the face of institutionalized violence.

Q&A with Philadelphia-based writer and director Amelia Michelle Carter

Please join next Wednesday, December 8th to celebrate new works from our 2021 Documentary History Project for Youth prog...
12/03/2021

Please join next Wednesday, December 8th to celebrate new works from our 2021 Documentary History Project for Youth program. This year, the teens worked collaboratively to produce short films reflecting the universal and timely theme of “Health”. In the wake of a global health pandemic, our young filmmakers have dedicated their talents to explore and investigate the many ways industries of health and wellness have intimately impacted the city of Philadelphia. Each film grapples with the effects of an ongoing pandemic, documenting COVID-19’s impact on essential workers and the home, or investigating behavioral health, urban farming, and “food desserts” .Filmmakers include: Alicia Garlic, Aidan Bob, Bernard Cross, Jada Green, Damilola Akinboro, Sylvan Prey-Harbaugh, Karston Singleton, Nyzeema Presley, Cedar Walton, and Takeyo Rockmore.

Register for free at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/documentary-history.

Please join next Wednesday, December 8th to celebrate new works from our 2021 Documentary History Project for Youth program. This year, the teens worked collaboratively to produce short films reflecting the universal and timely theme of “Health”. In the wake of a global health pandemic, our young filmmakers have dedicated their talents to explore and investigate the many ways industries of health and wellness have intimately impacted the city of Philadelphia. Each film grapples with the effects of an ongoing pandemic, documenting COVID-19’s impact on essential workers and the home, or investigating behavioral health, urban farming, and “food desserts” .Filmmakers include: Alicia Garlic, Aidan Bob, Bernard Cross, Jada Green, Damilola Akinboro, Sylvan Prey-Harbaugh, Karston Singleton, Nyzeema Presley, Cedar Walton, and Takeyo Rockmore.

Register for free at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/documentary-history.

Hey Scribe Family!! Its Giving Tuesday! For 39 years we have been providing access to equipment, running educational wor...
11/30/2021

Hey Scribe Family!! Its Giving Tuesday! For 39 years we have been providing access to equipment, running educational workshops, programming screenings, and distributing important digital media works.

Please support our work with a contribution that will allow Scribe to continue providing the facilities, tools, and instructions to those in underserved communities - so that together we can learn, grow, and communicate using media.

Your contribution will help us reach our goal of raising $39,000 by December 31, 2021!!

Donate at: https://scribe.org/events/scribe-annual-appeal

Hey Scribe Family!! Its Giving Tuesday! For 39 years we have been providing access to equipment, running educational workshops, programming screenings, and distributing important digital media works.

Please support our work with a contribution that will allow Scribe to continue providing the facilities, tools, and instructions to those in underserved communities - so that together we can learn, grow, and communicate using media.

Your contribution will help us reach our goal of raising $39,000 by December 31, 2021!!

Donate at: https://scribe.org/events/scribe-annual-appeal

Hey Scribe Family!! Its Giving Tuesday! For 39 years we have been providing access to equipment, running educational wor...
11/30/2021

Hey Scribe Family!! Its Giving Tuesday! For 39 years we have been providing access to equipment, running educational workshops, programming screenings, and distributing important digital media works.

Please support our work with a contribution that will allow Scribe to continue providing the facilities, tools, and instructions to those in underserved communities - so that together we can learn, grow, and communicate using media.

Your contribution will help us reach our goal of raising $39,000 by December 31, 2021!!

LINK IN BIO

Hey Scribe Family!! Its Giving Tuesday! For 39 years we have been providing access to equipment, running educational workshops, programming screenings, and distributing important digital media works.

Please support our work with a contribution that will allow Scribe to continue providing the facilities, tools, and instructions to those in underserved communities - so that together we can learn, grow, and communicate using media.

Your contribution will help us reach our goal of raising $39,000 by December 31, 2021!!

LINK IN BIO

Happening this Tuesday! Join to hear from Paula Peebles, National President of National Alumni Association of the Black ...
11/18/2021
Power Politics Screening and Speaker Series - Crowdcast

Happening this Tuesday! Join to hear from Paula Peebles, National President of National Alumni Association of the Black Panther Party, Sharmain Matlock-Turner, President and CEO of the Urban Affairs Coalition, and more! The theme for the night is "Building Tools, Building Movement". In this session, we look at the interrelated nature of tools and movement. How we have collectively established tools and infrastructure to propel and sustain movement in Philadelphia for Black and Latinx peoples. And how this history can be beneficial as we look navigate strategies for political empowerment moving forward.

Register now for Scribe Video Center's event on Crowdcast, scheduled to go live on Tuesday November 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm EST.

11/03/2021

Hear ye Hear ye! The Film Scholars Program Deadline is Fast Approaching!!!! Make sure to apply by this Friday. Financial assistance is available. Don't let that stop you from applying. DM with questions. Register at: https://www.scribe.org/film-scholars-program

Don't miss your chance to sign up for the Intro to Adobe Premiere Workshop! Starts on November 1st. Register at: https:/...
10/20/2021

Don't miss your chance to sign up for the Intro to Adobe Premiere Workshop! Starts on November 1st. Register at: https://www.scribe.org/events/intro-adobe-premiere-0.

Have you ever wondered how a film is put together? Do you want to make your own movies? Register now for the Intro to Adobe Premiere Workshop! Learn the ins and outs of Adobe Premiere Pro in this accelerated introduction, where you'll gain the essential skills needed to edit any video in Premiere Pro! Register now at: https://www.scribe.org/events/intro-adobe-premiere-0

This season, Scribe extends its summer Street Movies! series into the fall. This special screening will showcase five Ph...
10/20/2021

This season, Scribe extends its summer Street Movies! series into the fall. This special screening will showcase five Philadelphia-based independent films focusing on community stories of resilience, justice and calls to defund the police. Register at: https://www.scribe.org/events/storyville-street-movies-undercover

This season, Scribe extends its summer Street Movies! series into the fall. This special screening will showcase five Philadelphia-based independent films focusing on community stories of resilience, justice and calls to defund the police. Register at: https://www.scribe.org/events/storyville-street-movies-undercover

Designed for actors, authors, performers, radio hosts, and anyone who wishes to learn the craft of voiceover performance...
10/18/2021

Designed for actors, authors, performers, radio hosts, and anyone who wishes to learn the craft of voiceover performance. Through exercises, recordings, critique, and discussion, participants explore the process of shaping and shifting their voices to embody characters and moods. Register at: https://www.scribe.org/events/voiceover-practice-and-craft-2

Designed for actors, authors, performers, radio hosts, and anyone who wishes to learn the craft of voiceover performance. Through exercises, recordings, critique, and discussion, participants explore the process of shaping and shifting their voices to embody characters and moods. Register at: https://www.scribe.org/events/voiceover-practice-and-craft-2

Have you ever wondered how a film is put together? Do you want to make your own movies? Register now for the Intro to Ad...
10/11/2021

Have you ever wondered how a film is put together? Do you want to make your own movies? Register now for the Intro to Adobe Premiere Workshop! Learn the ins and outs of Adobe Premiere Pro in this accelerated introduction, where you'll gain the essential skills needed to edit any video in Premiere Pro! Register now at: https://www.scribe.org/events/intro-adobe-premiere-0

Have you ever wondered how a film is put together? Do you want to make your own movies? Register now for the Intro to Adobe Premiere Workshop! Learn the ins and outs of Adobe Premiere Pro in this accelerated introduction, where you'll gain the essential skills needed to edit any video in Premiere Pro! Register now at: https://www.scribe.org/events/intro-adobe-premiere-0

This fall, we are excited to premiere a series of virtual programs which illuminate the rich history of Black and Latinx...
10/08/2021

This fall, we are excited to premiere a series of virtual programs which illuminate the rich history of Black and Latinx political empowerment in the city of Philadelphia and beyond.  In 2020, Scribe began Power Politics, a multi-faceted project dedicated to documenting the oral histories of Black and Latinx political leaders in Philadelphia from 1945 to the present. Each month, October 2021 through January 2022, Scribe will host themed discussions defining political activism within our communities, past, present and future. Speakers will include Cecily Banks, daughter of Cecil B. Moore, Paula Peebles, National President of National Alumni Association of the Black Panther Party, and more. Register now for free with the link in our bio!



#screening #powerpolitics #phillypolitics #philadelphiahistory #blackhistory #latinxhistory #empowerment #filmdiscussion #organizing #activism #virtualscreening #oralhistory #naabpp #cecilbmoore #speakerseries #politics

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Scribe Video Center was founded in 1982 as a place where emerging and experienced media artists could gain access to the tools and knowledge of video making and work together in a supportive environment. Scribe provides training in all aspects of film, video and audio production. We also offer classes in computer-based interactive media to individuals and community organizations as well. We give emerging and mid-level video makers the skills and opportunity to use video and film as tools for self-expression and for representing and supporting their communities.

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12/16! Free screening/discussion with Tom Poole and Art Jones of Black Planet Productions about their 1990s cable access show Not Channel Zero. Moderated by Louis Massiah of Scribe Video Center. The discussion will be centered around Not Channel Zero’s program The Nation Erupts (1992), which probed the aftermath of the rebellion in reaction to the beating of Rodney King and has contemporary relevance to the national reaction to the murder of George Floyd. Sign up now! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-talks-with-video-activists-not-channel-zero-tickets-220883678027
Join Scribe Video Center for their Producer Forum with Belly of the Beast director, Erika Cohn! Register to attend here: http://ow.ly/bfNn50H1cvY
Tomorrow @ 7pm. Tune into this powerful screening and Q&A with the makers of Belly of the Beast, a film that documents two people who a discover a pattern of illegal sterilizations in women’s prisons. Hosted by Scribe Video Center https://scribe.org/events/producers-forum-belly-beast-film-erika-cohn
TOMORROW at 7PM, tune into Scribe Video Center's Storyville screening!! 🎥 The night will feature 5 independent films focused on community stories of resilience and justice. RSVP: https://scribe.org/events/storyville-street-movies-undercover --- Full line-up: Albert and Aidan Sykes by Richard O’Connor (USA, 2015, 3 min) In 2015, nine-year-old Aidan Sykes sat down to ask his father, Albert, a few questions. Stories in Place: Harriet’s Bookshop by Raishad Momar (USA, 2021, 15 min) Just weeks before the pandemic hit, Jeannine Cook opened Harriett’s Bookshop in Philadelphia as a way to celebrate Black women authors, activists, and artists. Since then, her work has taken on a larger role in the fight for space and sovereignty. A Prayer Beyond Borders by Dustin Craun (USA, 2021, 6 min) Along the thousand-plus mile US/Mexico border there is only one place where families who have been separated by immigration policies have the ability to meet--at Friendship Park in Tijuana / San Diego. This is the story of people coming together, across borders, across communities, across faiths, across languages, to stand united for justice and pray beyond borders. Amistad Law Project - Defund the Police by Bonfire Media Collective (USA, 2021, 10 min) Philadelphians talk about their vision for the future, investments, and their values. By Your Side by Debbie and Michael Africa Sr. (USA, 2021, 15 min) This is the story of two teenagers in love who wanted to be together but whose lives were tragically interrupted by two uncompromising forces: The MOVE Organization and the City of Philadelphia.
Join our virtual conversation Thursday, November 18th at 12PM EST with Moussa Sene, Director at Thread in Senegal and Louis Massiah, Executive Director at Scribe Video Center. This continuation of our International Art Series will explore themes of art, culture, and architecture and how their organizations create space for local and international artists to amplify the voices of their community. RSVP today: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ocu2uqDkvH9Zk6q9fxTascDBG63JJICXd
Check out the film lineup for Friday and join us for a very special Street Movies! and Backpack Giveaway event in partnership with Scribe Video Center and T-Mobile! DJ set at 7pm, don't be late! Free RSVP at https://smithplayground.ticketleap.com/streetmovies/
If you've enjoyed our Anna Russell Jones exhibition, you won't want to miss tomorrow night's special screenings featuring Anna Russell Jones, Betty Leacraft, and Betye Saar - three women of African descent who have led trailblazing and pioneering careers as artists. Join us and Scribe Video Center for "Anna, Betty and Betye: 3 Women in Craft" tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. Register online at: https://tockify.com/aampmuseum/detail/424/1628809200000
SIFTERS Marlene and Nadine Patterson Screen ANNA RUSSELL JONES Thursday, August. 12th @7pm with Scribe Video Center & The African American Museum in Philadelphia – Anna, Betty and Betye: 3 Women in Craft Scribe Video Centre in Partnership with the African American Museum in Philadelphia is presenting special screening featuring Anna Russell Jones, Betty Leacraft and Betye Saar, three women of African descent who have led trailblazing and pioneering careers as artists, often using their work to make pointed and powerful political statements. $5 Suggested Donation | REGISTER https://siftmedia215.org/2021/08/09/sifters-current-highlights/ #femalefilmcollective #femalefilmmakers #womensupportingwomen #siftmedia215news
TONIGHT: Join Scribe Video Center for an online screening of WMM's Frances Negrón-Muntaner's AIDS in the Barrio and Brincando el Charco: Portrait of a Puerto Rican. http://ow.ly/8QDr50EWQ4N
Scribe Video Center is celebrating WMM filmmaker Rea Tajiri with a three-day retrospective beginning tonight, May 12 through May 14. Learn more about 'Body of Work: Rea Tajiri' and watch WMM films YURI KOCHIYAMA: PASSION FOR JUSTICE, HISTORY AND MEMORY: FOR AKIKO AND TAKASHIGE and more here: https://www.scribe.org/events/body-work-rea-tajiri
I love how this page does a great job looking out for others in the community, so informational. I’ve always been a lover of every aspect of cinema, and one service that has been interesting to browse is Film Festival Flix. The video on demand platform has a variety of independent films to choose from. The hard work put into these films really show, from interesting narratives to the visual aesthetics, some of which have award nominations. One of my favorite features on the streaming service is the virtual film festival. I get to explore a number of unique films, currently the Ashland Film Festival is going on until the 14th and it’s given me the chance to do just that. Without Film Festival Flix, I’m sure how I would have been able to participate. If you check it out, let me know what you think, I’m open to suggestions!